Was China trip worth it?

Was China trip worth it?

There are 7 comments on the Sentinel & Enterprise story from Dec 19, 2007, titled Was China trip worth it?. In it, Sentinel & Enterprise reports that:

There's an old adage in business: You have to spend money to make money. And that's sometimes true in government as well, which is why we are not philosophically opposed to politicians taking trips like the one ...

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Bradford Kellogg

Cary, NC

#1 Dec 19, 2007
Boston.com : "The Patrick administration said the $200,000 cost of the trip will be paid by Massport, which operates Logan Airport, and the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, a quasi-government agency committed to boosting Massachusetts' life sciences and clean energy industries."

Massport.com : "Massport receives no state taxpayer funds for its operations. It is a revenue bond authority and all of its monies are generated by these bonds and through user fees charged at the facilities it operates."

INDEPENDENT STATE AUDITOR’S REPORT ON CERTAIN ACTIVITIES OF THE
MASSACHUSETTS TECHNOLOGY COLLABORATIVE: MTC's revenue comes from "public utilities, state appropriations, and lease revenues."
Hawk

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Dec 19, 2007
"Certainly, as we said earlier, you have to invest money to make money, but Patrick's decision to bring 12 staffers -- why would you need that many people for a week-long trip?-- leaves us thinking that once again the governor is treating taxpayers' money like money that just fell from the sky."

lets see, in ONE week, ONE person can see how many different Companies or meetings?

X 12!

See, if there were only two or three, they would have needed more than a month to cover CHINA! It's kind of BIG! What a stupid comment! You're the editor of a news paper!?

“Baise toi.”

Since: Nov 07

Amherst, NH

#3 Dec 19, 2007
Maybe we should all have gone along?

X 6,000,000!
Hawk

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Dec 19, 2007
Bileman wrote:
Maybe we should all have gone along?
X 6,000,000!
Good input, aren't you tired yet?

“Baise toi.”

Since: Nov 07

Amherst, NH

#5 Dec 19, 2007
Hawk wrote:
<quoted text>
Good input, aren't you tired yet?
What do you mean?
Ron

Boston, MA

#6 Dec 26, 2007
yet another editorial with no substance or even any effort to find out the facts. I guess when your sole goal is the bash the Governor, facts are too much to expect.
Ken Burgess

Princeton, MA

#7 Dec 26, 2007
Sure, let's sell more and more of jobs and industries in Massachusetts overseas. Just we need, cheap, inferior drugs from China, like the recent flood of lead painted toys...

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